Project Accountant

Michael Page
London, England
GBP65000 - GBP72000 per annum
26 Jul 2022
23 Aug 2022
JN -052022-5626593
Kate Cameron
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
Full Time

An opportunity to work as a Project Accountant on a high profile and complex programme. This role will initially be for a 6 month period but will highly be extended for up to 2 years. This role will be predominately home based but with travel to London circa 2 days a week.

Client Details

My client are a leading Government organisation with offices in the heart of London.


Project Accountant will be responsible for:

· Manage the monthly reviews review and challenge for projects within the Programme providing the appropriate high-level analysis of performance, identifying risks and opportunities, and driving cost efficiency initiatives

· Pulling together presentation for funding requests

· Provide financial insight, analysis and reporting on project performance versus budget and forecast, ensuring implications for outlook are articulated and acted upon

· Maintain a register of cost Risks & Opportunities, highlight through the appropriate channels and ensure alignment in monthly forecasts

· Manage budgeting and forecasting process, challenging Project teams to deliver a robust plan within the guidelines and timetable established by the Financial Control team.

· Evaluate business cases for investment decisions, challenging assumptions and ensure compliance with governance, making recommendations to improve return on investment

· Support the team in driving a commercial focus and challenge to strategic planning and decision making within the programme business unit

· Participate in cross Finance initiatives and work streams to include support for any audit work carried out


The successful candidate will be/have:

Broad range of accountancy skills - fully qualified accountant with recognised qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA)

· Experience in a programme finance environment operating at a senior level across multiple projects.

· Good understanding of finance systems (particularly SAP, BI, Anaplan)

· Computer literacy/numeracy with strong Excel, Word and Powerpoint skills

· Knowledge of business case and investment appraisals

Job Offer

Fixed Term Contract-6 months (highly likely to be extended)


Enhanced benefits package

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